I guess it doesn't even surprise me anymore ..the fixation that old white male politicians have with what goes on behind the closed exam room door in gynocologists' offices across the country.
Recently, a federal judge struck down the North Carolina legislation which required physicians to show ultrasound images to women who were discussing abortion. The basis for the decision was rooted in the 1st Amendment. Essentially..the judge stated that politicians could not mandate the words to be spoken by a physician , especially if those words were part of a political ideological message. In other words..physicians know better than politicians how to deal with women's health issues.
This position by by Judge Catherine Eagles seems to inject some common sense into the issue. After all...isn't it logical to assume that physicians know best? If not best..than certainly better than a politician?
Her remarks seem particularly on point when you consider the following remark made by Rep. Allen Rothlisberg during an unrelated committee hearing on January 14th. Rep. Rothlisberg declared that "If I was a woman over 50, I would not need gynecological services".
Now..that is not someone I want making decisions about my healthcare. His lack of knowledge of women's health care is ..well..breathtaking.